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Installing My First Power Supply


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#1 ejames82

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:16 PM

i had an emachines t1860 given to me and was told that it needed a power supply. this is true because there is a big open space in the back on the top. it has windows xp, and was a good computer apparently.
i was also given a "nova" that supposedly had a defective hard drive. this is all the obvious info i have on it. i don't even know what OS it has installed. i have never even heard of nova, but it is a large tower loaded with extras, and it has a power supply. both computers were free.
i removed the ps from the nova, and i thought i labeled each terminal according to which unit/drive it was unplugged from. it looks like i am going to be able to plug everything exactly the way it needs to be plugged (it's amazing how everything is lining up and falling into place) except the emachines has a floppy. it turns out the nova also has a floppy, but i can't recall ever unplugging anything from it.
i can't say whether my issues with the floppy will be the last obstacle with installing this power supply, but i figured with guidance from someone who has been down this road. i might be able to wire this whole thing correctly.
the floppy in the emachines has two sockets. one small 4 pin, and one large 4 pin. the ps has terminals to accomodate those sockets. i may never use the floppy, but i still would like to wire it correctly. any and all expertise is appreciated.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:43 PM

Is this just a plain old floppy disk unit or one of the floppy, all-in-one card readers? There should be only one standard 4 pin molex connector and the flat ribbon cable to the motherboard
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:03 PM

mark,
i stand corrected. it doesn't have the larger 4 pin socket like the hard drive and the dvd drive has. i don't know what i was looking at when i thought it has the larger 4 pin socket (obviously somewhere else, my fault). it does, however have the ribbon that goes to the motherboard, and the smaller 4 pin socket (one of the terminals from the ps will go right on it, but should it?). is that smaller 4 pin the "molex" socket? it looks like many in VCR's.
it also has some identification numbers. some i can see, others i can't. hopefully this can identify it.
samsung SFD-321B
how can i tell if it's a "plain old floppy" or an "all-in-one"? does an all-in-one look different? how?
thanks for the reply. there's something about these projects that i get a kick out of.
i already have a computer. i don't even know what i would do with a spare. Ed

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:18 PM

Here's a couple of examples, of an "all-in-one" (floppy/card reader combos):
Rosewill RCR-FD200 All-in-one Card Reader with 1.44MB Floppy Drive
9-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader /W FDD
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:58 PM

tg1911,
it's good to hear from you again. it's been a while.
the floppy in this emachines has one door in which to put the floppy in. the examples that you've provided have 2 doors each.
with that in mind. i think this floppy i have here is a "plain old floppy"
thanks for the reply, Ed

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:03 PM

You're welcome, Ed.
Glad to help.
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